22, Dec. 1955 – 5, July 2015
Sadly, we announce the passing of Neil David Stewart, age 59, at his home in Campbell River.
He was a good and honest man, sharp, compassionate, hardworking and polite. He was social but reserved, and a keen judge of character.
Neil grew up in East Van and graduated high school. After a stint as a clerk for CP Rail and a job in accounting at Woodward’s, Neil began his foray into the food business, partnering to own and operate SMC of Richmond. Amicable split years later led him to the aquaculture industry. His astute business sense and work ethic resulted in an opportunity to relocate to CR. He survived many mergers and acquisitions to finally retire in 2011 with Marine Harvest. Neil loved to cook. His other leisure pursuits included kayaking, gardening, cycling, traveling and tai chi, to name a few. Twice he realized his dream to participate in the “European Delivery Program” of a new BMW.
Neil was predeceased by his parents, Dave and Emily Stewart, father-in-law Konrad Staub, brother-in-law Dusty. He is survived by brothers Doug (Gloria) and John (Verna); cousins Steve Reed (Pam), Margaret Eisenhardt (Jon), Bruce Murray (Sue), mother-in-law Elfie Staub, brother-in-law Hardy Staub(Annie) and their families. He is lovingly remembered by his spouse of 28 years, Monika.
Neil wanted no formal service. An open house in his memory will be held at the family home on Tuesday, July 21, 2-7 pm.
Most recently, Neil served as a volunteer on the board of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. A donation to this cause would be appreciated.
We express sincere gratitude for the care Neil received at BCCA, VGH, Royal Jubilee Hospital, CR Hospital and with the BC Palliative Care program.